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Offline gser

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2018, 09:10:08 am »
Babsfontein coming in 12 days . . .
 Good luck to all.
Many years ago we had the Babsfontein GP , then a mass start towards one farm gate a few km away . . . .
 

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2018, 10:36:17 am »
Babsfontein coming in 12 days . . .
 Good luck to all.
Many years ago we had the Babsfontein GP , then a mass start towards one farm gate a few km away . . . .
Only 2 days, not 12

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2018, 10:44:52 am »
I'm dirt bike-less at the moment so no GXCC for me. Should be a muddy one but I'd take that over the insane dust at the Feb Bronkies race any day
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2018, 11:06:32 am »
Babsfontein coming in 12 days . . .
 Good luck to all.
Many years ago we had the Babsfontein GP , then a mass start towards one farm gate a few km away . . . .
Only 2 days, not 12

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2018, 11:22:27 am »
Dwerg , jaag jy oormore ?
 . . . of gaan jy net ry . . . terg sommer net
Directions pls . . . (from Pretoria)
 

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2018, 11:30:44 am »
GPS coordinates:S 26 02.086  E 028 24.906
Google Maps

Travelling on N1,
Take Rigel Off-ramp
Turn towards Delmas on R50
Continue on Delmas Road R50 for 30km
Turn Right onto Pretoria Road R51
Continue approx 3.2km to find GXCC boards on your Left.
 

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2018, 11:33:21 am »
Dwerg , jaag jy oormore ?
 . . . of gaan jy net ry . . . terg sommer net
Directions pls . . . (from Pretoria)

Ek dink nie ek sal ooit fiks genoeg wees om te jaag nie! Ek het in die Feb race klomp ouens verby gegaan in die eerste 8km toe mos ek vir 5 minute stop om te rus. Van daar af was dit opdraende vir die res van die dag  :imaposer:

Ek het my 250 verkoop en soek nog rond vir 'n vervanging. Tien teen een 'n 350 dan sal ek weeg kom ry  :thumleft:
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #47 on: April 12, 2018, 12:21:04 pm »
Hoops? ........................ man, that is an understatement .......... they were never ending. Remember the old-style chicken runs on MX tracks? It was like that.

They must have ploughed those fields years ago, ready for planting but never did it. Millions of little bumps ......................... loosened up all your muscles chop-chop. I first rode them relatively slowly but that was a nightmare. Speed was the answer but then you had to brake and turn as well. Had me a couple tank-slappers on those bumps.

Luckily, the rest of the loop was relatively smooth with some serious long straights to get your breath back. I managed 4 laps, which is a first for me, but I am really stiff today and I've got a couple blisters from those hoops.

AND I got stung by a bee ......... no biggee, I'm not allergic, so I just left it to keep stinging me while I rode. Big mistake!!! My arm puffed up and I spent the night in bed scratching and feeling lousy, sick. Can you become allergic if you've never been before?

Besides your son, serf, there were a helluva lotta bikes broken down. A LOT more than normal and 99.9% of them were KTMs.

And he was in for a top 3 finish? It must be heart-breaking when that happens. Especially when you break down, stuck out there in the middle of nowhere, waiting for a recovery.

This time I used a friend's CRF250X coz my KLX450 has a con-rod issue. I missed the power but once I got used to it, it was a lekker bike to ride. A lot lighter and more nimble than my 450, but then, a KLX is a bit of a tank anyway, not really a race bike. It was the first Honda I've ridden in decades and I was impressed, definately a bike I'd consider if I was in the market again.

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2018, 01:08:54 pm »
Sputnik080 , I went through the same path , both racing and just advriding,
I now always carry a EPiPen , an adrenaline auto-injector with me together with anti-hisamine pills.
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2018, 02:55:01 pm »
Was a lekker race yesterday, one of the best I've done in a long time.

No whoops .................. what a pleasure. It was very fast but had a good mix of everything.

And yes, there was mud ........... quite a bit. Not much of that deep stuff that you can get stuck in but it threw you all over the place. that black soil is really nice to ride when it's damp with lots of grip and no dust. But when it's black mud, best you watch out!!

Yet again, a huge field. Which makes it lekker. There's always someone to race.

The next one's in July ............. one helluva wait ............I'm gonna get unfit again  ::)
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #50 on: April 16, 2018, 04:03:31 am »
Dwerg , jaag jy oormore ?
 . . . of gaan jy net ry . . . terg sommer net
Directions pls . . . (from Pretoria)

Ek dink nie ek sal ooit fiks genoeg wees om te jaag nie! Ek het in die Feb race klomp ouens verby gegaan in die eerste 8km toe mos ek vir 5 minute stop om te rus. Van daar af was dit opdraende vir die res van die dag  :imaposer:

Ek het my 250 verkoop en soek nog rond vir 'n vervanging. Tien teen een 'n 350 dan sal ek weeg kom ry  :thumleft:

Go on, buy that 350. I just serviced mine. Wow what a nice piece of engineering  :drif:
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2018, 08:00:53 am »
Yep, if I was buying again, that 350 would be top of my list.

It just feels so light and nimble compared to my 450 ............. something I need more and more as I get nearer to old age.
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #52 on: May 03, 2018, 06:39:25 pm »
A short video of the race in Bapsfontein.  :thumleft:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipfXefjIL9M&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipfXefjIL9M&amp;feature=youtu.be</a>
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2018, 07:42:28 am »
Vid vanished when I try to play ................ ?
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2018, 09:11:03 am »
Vid vanished when I try to play ................ ?

mmm.... direct link:

&t=31s
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2018, 07:47:37 pm »
Thanks, lad, brings back some good memories  :thumleft:

Next one's in July ..................... I'll be fat and useless by then ........................... just like normal  :biggrin:
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #56 on: May 13, 2018, 07:34:18 pm »
Any of yous lesbians doing the Dewildt Funduro next week? ......................... come say howzit ...........  :thumleft:
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2018, 11:47:03 am »
Anyone racing this weekend?

My son's 125 still in for repairs so he was practicing on my 500 over the weekend

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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2018, 01:08:17 pm »
Anyone racing this weekend?

My son's 125 still in for repairs so he was practicing on my 500 over the weekend

https://youtu.be/lHS-5glBwos



https://youtu.be/K5Kw0rsj-1Y



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Your son is looking fast ............ tell him to shout HI! as he passes me  :biggrin:
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Re: GXCC 2018
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2018, 07:24:57 pm »
Anyone racing this weekend?

My son's 125 still in for repairs so he was practicing on my 500 over the weekend

https://youtu.be/lHS-5glBwos



https://youtu.be/K5Kw0rsj-1Y



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Your son is looking fast ............ tell him to shout HI! as he passes me 
How was your race?

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